Rochdale have signed Stockport's Adam Le Fondre on a one-month loan deal.
The 20-year-old striker has fallen down the pecking order at Edgeley Park after a bright start to the campaign.
Le Fondre netted four goals against Wrexham in September but has played just twice since the end of November.
"We have six strikers at the club, and, looking at what might develop over the next month, we feel Adam would have been short of games as he would only be used as a substitute," Stockport boss Jim Gannon (pictured) told the club's official website.
"Rochdale were keen to take him and keen to give him a run of games so it is a great opportunity for Adam to go and play some football."
Le Fondre is excited by the prospect of playing regularly once again and is determined to show Stockport he deserves a run in the side.
He told Rochdale's official website: "The prospect of playing first-team football is what I am after and I am delighted Rochdale have given me this chance.
"It is now up to me to prove I am worthy of getting into the starting XI by scoring some goals."
Le Fondre's arrival at Rochdale is well timed following the news that Chris Dagnall faces six weeks out.
The 10-goal striker broke a metatarsal in training on Friday.
"I am absolutely gutted," Dagnall said. "I didn't even know I had done it, I didn't make contact with anyone and I am especially gutted to be out at this stage of the season.
"I really thought I was playing well at the moment."